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Local Obits for Fri. May 13th, 2016

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Linda Gail Maddox, 63, Winder
Linda Gail Maddox, age 63, of Winder passed away Friday, May 13, 2016.  Her hobbies were playing BINGO and having picnics.  She loved her dogs, church and gospel singing. ...

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Russell H. Honea, 82, Cumming
Russell H. Honea, age 82, of Cumming passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016. A native of the Atlanta area, Russell was a U.S. Air Force veteran; an Atlanta Fire Department Fireman for ...
Christopher Lee Michael Sellers, age 42, of Cumming and formerly of Baxley, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016.  Survivors include his wife Lorie Sellers; parents Larr ...

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M. Lucille stover Johnson, 99, Gainesville
 Mrs. M. Lucille Stover Johnson, age 99, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at New Horizon’s Lanier Park, surrounded by family and friends. &nb ...
Martha Godfrey Moore, 82, Gainesville
Martha Godfrey Moore, 82  died on May 13, 2016 at Dogwood Forest where she had resided for a number of years. She was born on January 8, 1934 to Charles Edwin Cole and Ola ...
James (Jim) Edward Webb, 78, Gainesville
James E. (Jim) Webb, 78, of Gainesville, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday, May 13, 2016. Jim was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 27, 1938 to Paul A. ...

Jackson

William T. (Bill) Atwood, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William T. “Bill” Atwood, age 73, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 13, 2016.  Mr. Atwood was b ...
Nancy Lee Duke Gunn, 65, Jefferson
Nancy Lee Duke Gunn, age 65, of Jefferson passed away Friday, May 13, 2016.  Nancy graduated with honors from DeKalb College with an Associates in Science and became a registe ...

Lumpkin

James Edward Gaddis, 52, Dahlonega
James Edward Gaddis, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Friday May 13, 2016.   James was the son of the late Homer Leroy and Mary Sue Gaddis.   ...
Charles “Joe” Mosie Waters, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday May 13, 2016.   Joe retired from Burlington at 62 after 44 years of working there bec ...

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Ernest Joseph Hudson, 95, Toccoa
Mr. Ernest Joseph Hudson, age 95 of 91 Briarwood Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at his residence.   A son of the late Walter C. Hudson, Sr. ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.